Get off to an A+ start this school year

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Photo: Photo by Sophie Simms

Eight-year-old Sean, loaded with back-to-school supplies in his backpack, looks forward to seeing his classmates again.

Parents, teachers and students are sharpening their pencils for the 2013-2014 school year that begins this week. Reactions and attitudes regarding going back-to-school vary greatly in children according to individual situations, age group and personality.

Eight-year-old LĂ©onard is going into Grade 3 this year along with his brother, 6-year-old Jules-Arnaud, who is starting Grade 1.